Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

By Jane Gross October 04, 2015

Many people may only attend services on special holidays or days of sacred obligation. Jane Gross, a single New Yorker now in her 60s, relays her own story of trying to reconnect with community for the Days of Awe and finding new comfort in her solitude on Yom Kippur.

By Trent Gilliss September 22, 2015

From allowing ourselves to move on from the ephemeral to refreshing our relationships with our loved ones, colleagues, and ourselves, writings on embracing change and allowing ourselves to grow.

By Esther Cohen September 13, 2015

For the Jewish High Holy Days, two poems by Esther Cohen paired with photography from Matthew Septimus. They offer words that sound like music, and postcards that become visual prayers and emblems of hope.

By Jennifer Gubitz September 12, 2015

Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish year, is an occasion of hope and renewal. On the eve of this holy holiday, a soul-searching reflection through the metaphor of writing letters — to others, to God, and to oneself.

By Anita Getzler September 28, 2014

During the High Holy Days, a daughter remembers her father and the blessing he was as he aged — with memory and a poem.

September 20, 2012

Loving Tablet Magazine's humorous approach to the High Holy Days. A few of our favorites...

September 13, 2012

A joyful lamentation over sealed spaces and the lessons Rosh Hashanah — and the High Holy Days — teaches when we have access to the gifts of our natural environment.

September 22, 2011

Two thoroughly humorous and enriching animated shorts on teshuva (repentance) + slicha (forgiveness) from artist Hanan Harchol

September 11, 2010

Sometimes it takes the simple, kind words of a Somali woman to remind us of all to be treasured during these times.

September 10, 2010

Yesterday I posted this good morning message on our Facebook page: “Shana Tova! Special memories from New Years past?” Lauren Rosenfeld, an author and blogger living in Asheville, North Carolina, shared this wonderful memory:

September 09, 2010

Apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah? How about carp and gefilte fish and a storybook.

September 25, 2008

An excellent reflection on the playlist for "Days of Awe."